Troy Richard Tanner (born October 31, 1963 in Hacienda Heights, California) where he attended Los Altos High School is a former All American volleyball player, who was a member of the United States men’s national volleyball team that won the gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Tanner comes from an athletic family. His father, Rolf Tanner, was a sports enthusiast and encouraged his sons to compete at a high level in their respective sports. Troy has four older brothers, Mark, Kirk, Greg & Brett. Troy’s nephew, Russell Mark Tanner, broke the long-standing record as the youngest AAA rated beach volleyball player in 1994.
After his Olympic appearance Tanner played in the professional indoor leagues in Rome, Italy, Zagreb, Croatia and Osaka, Japan. From 1992 to 1999 he competed on the AVP (Pro Beach Volleyball). He was nicknamed T2″. Tanner served an assistant volleyball coach for the Brigham Young University men’s volleyball team under head coach Carl McGown and more recently coached Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh during their gold medal run in the 2008 Olympics.
Tanner is also the owner/director of “Tstreet Volleyball Club”, which trains in Irvine, California. Troy is married to Desiree Tanner and has three children, sons Carson and Riley, and daughter Bailey. Troy’s hobbies include surfing, playing guitar and ping pong.